World Cup qualifying roundup: Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

World Cup qualifying roundup: Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

The Guardian

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  • Diogo Jota also scores as Portugal beat Luxembourg 3-1
  • Netherlands defeat Gibraltar 7-0; Belgium 8-0 Belarus

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign but then missed a sitter as Portugal were forced to come from behind to beat Luxembourg 3-1 away on Tuesday.

Luxembourg went into the game full of confidence after beating the Republic of Ireland 1-0 and they took a shock lead against the European champions when Portuguese-born Gerson Rodrigues, who scored in Dublin, glanced in a header on the half-hour.

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